Are you a frequent Lyft rider looking for ways to plan your travel ahead of time? Lyft recently introduced a feature that allows you to schedule your Lyft ride ahead of time! Here's how.
After opening the Lyft app, enter your current location and your final destination. Then, click on the calendar icon shown above.
The Lyft app will populate a list of times available. You will be given the option to select the time frame that you want to schedule your ride for. After pressing "set pick up time", Lyft will automatically schedule your ride for the desired time.
You can schedule a ride up to 7 days before your desired day of pickup, and if you want to cancel your scheduled ride, Lyft will allow you to cancel without a fee given that you have not already been matched with a driver. If the driver is on the way and you decide to cancel, Lyft will charge you a cancellation fee.
If the "schedule" icon does not appear on your Lyft app, this means that scheduled rides are not available in your area.
Currently the option to schedule your ride for Lyft is only available for standard Lyft rides, and is available in 30 cities across the US.
*UPDATED on February 21st, 2019 to reflect a change in Lyft's scheduled ride policies.